Friday, September 23, 2016

Peace is not enough

We have just celebrated Peace Day and it is such a shame that already more than 90 people are reported dead from recent bombardments in Aleppo Syria, including a lot of children.
We also should not forget that peace can be achieved only as part of a much bigger project. The Sustainable Development Goals, unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations in 2015, are integral to achieving peace in our time, as development and peace are interdependent and mutually reinforcing. Every single goal is a building block in the global architecture of peace. It is critical that we mobilise means of implementation, including financial resources, technology development and transfer, and capacity-building, as well as the role of partnerships. Everyone has a stake and everyone has a contribution to make.

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